Topic: agile

BizOps Coalition fuels digital success

Organizations have learned the hard way that software development efforts don’t always reflect business priorities or result in the expected ROI. Agile, DevOps and CI/CD efforts have accelerated software delivery, but not necessarily the delivery of value. BizOps bridges the gap by providing visibility and insights across the entire value stream so companies can achieve … continue reading

Apptio to expand Agile planning and VSM initiatives with Targetprocess

Appito has announced it has acquired Agile portfolio and work management solution provider Targetprocess. The acquisition is expected to build upon Appito’s technology business management solutions and enable users to make smarter decisions about technology investments.  “COVID-19 has forced every organization to be digital first – enterprises are moving from waterfall projects to product delivery … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Ionic Capacitor 3.0 beta released, GitHub Enterprise Server 3.0, and Accenture acquires Wolox

Ionic has announced the beta release of Ionic Capacitor 3.0. The new version of the cross-platform runtime includes improvements to community involvement, adaptability, first-class APIs, and developer experience and productivity. Ionic also added the Proposals repo to make it easier to plug in ideas into a project by creating proposals as well as gauge interest … continue reading

Value stream management will be a driving force behind successful businesses in 2021

If 2020 taught businesses anything, it is that they need to be able to adapt at any moment if they want to stay competitive and be successful. But in order to do that, they need actionable insight into what is going on throughout the entire organization and how that is translating into business value. Mik … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft announces SharePoint Workflow transformation to Power Automate, Apple preps developers forStrong Customer Authentication, Prime and Synerzip merge

The new SharePoint Workflow transformation to Power Automate workshop focuses on workflow assessment and migration guidance to Power Automate in a discovery and hands-on learning event.  This follows the announcement of the retirement of SharePoint 2010 workflows earlier this year Microsoft also stated that 2013 Workflows will eventually follow a similar retirement path.  After attending … continue reading

Scrum Guide updates: Back to its roots

Two motivations drove the update to the Scrum Guide, which was delivered last month. The original creators of Scrum — Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland — described their goals:  To provide better support for the growing number of teams using Scrum outside of Software Development. Scrum is being used by product teams working on problems … continue reading

How to stay Agile with a globally distributed workforce

As the Agile Manifesto approaches its 20th anniversary, it’s a good time to reflect on the technological revolution that followed. It sparked a milestone moment in the software development industry, outlining new values and principles that could be built on and carried forth in the pursuit of more effective, documented, data-driven development. The manifesto wasn’t … continue reading

3 ways to align site reliability engineering with SAFe – and why it’s a smart thing to do

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a great tool for establishing agile and Lean best practices across an enterprise. It provides an overarching architecture for aligning development, quality assurance and other functions to produce a faster workflow and to boost performance across the board. There is an important missing link, though. To date the SAFe … continue reading

American Airlines’ journey into DevOps and beyond

The coronavirus has impacted many industries, but perhaps none more so than the travel industry. With airline seat booking down from March through August, some 76% from 2019, it was imperative for the industry to make changes that would give travelers a sense of trust that flying was safe. American Airlines (AA) responded by giving … continue reading

A BizOps Manifesto aims to close gap between business, IT

A coalition of software industry leaders today is releasing a BizOps Manifesto, a framework that aims to finally address the need for the business and IT sides of an enterprise to work toward common outcomes that drive the bottom line. In its announcement, the BizOps Coalition said a recent survey showed that more than three-quarters … continue reading

The path to mainframe agility

When Compuware, now a BMC company, came under new leadership in 2014, the company embarked on a mission to realign as an Agile business. It went from delivering customer requirements every 12 to 18 months to a publicly faced quarterly roadmap deeply engaged with customers. Once the company started to see some success, customers went … continue reading

Taming heterogeneous tooling into cohesion

Over the last two decades, the swing of the pendulum from monolithic global tooling to highly specific tooling unique to each group and their needs has led to the birth of the tooling suite; the daisy chain of tools never intended to be linked together. One of the main challenges that has emerged is a … continue reading

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